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I am a solo guitarist and singer with a folky, fingerpicking style, performing music from the 50s to the present day.
Public liability insurance of £10 million
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I own a PA system
Folk, Folk rock, Originals, Acoustic, Pop, Soul, Covers, Alternative rock, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock
Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Songwriter, Sound technician, Live looping
This is not a complete list of everything I can play, but it’s a good idea of what might be in a typical set list. I am always happy to include any specific songs you might want for your event.
Somewhere In My Heart - Aztec Camera
Help! - The Beatles
I’ve Just Seen A Face - The Beatles
Thirteen - Big Star
Marblehead Johnson - The Bluetones
Skinny Love - Bon Iver
Ashes to Ashes - David Bowie
Heroes - David Bowie
Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie
Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell
Galveston - Glen Campbell
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
Easy - The Commodores
(What A) Wonderful World - Sam Cooke
Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Have You Ever Seen The Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Lodi - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Weather With You - Crowded House
Breakfast At Tiffany’s - Deep Blue Something
Don’t Thing Twice, It’s Alright - Bob Dylan
Girl Of The North Country - Bob Dylan
Take It Easy - The Eagles
Glassy Girl - Steve Earle
One Day Like This - Elbow
Bye Bye Love - The Everly Brothers
Blame It On Me - George Ezra
Budapest - George Ezra
Shotgun - George Ezra
Mykonos - Fleet Foxes
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Landslide - Fleetwood Max
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Times Like These - Foo Fighters
Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People
Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) - Green Day
Isaiah - Noah Gunderson
Overkill - Colin Hay
Naked As We Came - Iron And Wine
That’s Entertainment - The Jam
Rocket Man - Elton John
I’m Still Standing - Elton John
Riptide - Vance Joy
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Human - The Killers
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
Jolene - Ray LaMontagne
Trouble - Ray LaMontagne
Into Your Arms - The Lemonheads
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynrd Skynrd
Caledonia - Dougie Maclean
May You Never - John Martin
Over The Hill - John Martin
What Am I Doing Hanging Round - The Monkees
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Crazy Love - Van Morrison
Crazy - Willie Nelson
Candy - Paolo Nutini
New Shoes - Paolo Nutini
Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
She’s Electric - Oasis
Wonderwall - Oasis
Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show
Freefallin’ - Tom Petty
I Won’t Back Down - Tom Petty
California - Phantom Planet
Here Comes Your Man - Pixies
Such Great Heights - The Postal Service
The King Of Rock ‘n’ Roll - Prefab Sprout
Rocks - Primal Scream
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
I’m On My away - The Proclaimers
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Losing My Religion - REM
High And Dry - Radiohead
Karma Police - Radiohead
Human - Rag And Bone Man
Cannonball - Damian Rice
The Gambler - Kenny Rogers
Next To Me - Emeli Sandé
Secret Smile - Semisonic
The A Team - Ed Sheeran
Mrs Robinson - Simon and Garfunkel
The Boxer - Simon And Garfunkel
Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard - Paul Simon
Still Crazy After All These Years - Paul Simon
I Second That Emotion - Smokey Robinson And The Miracles
Keep On Running - Spencer’s Davis Group
Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Stuck In The Middle With You - Steeler’s Wheel
Dakota - Stereophonics
Local Boy In The Photograph - Stereophonics
The Joker - Steve Miller Band
Wild World - Cat Stevens
Maggie May - Rod Stewart
Handbags and Gladrags - Rod Stewart
Sparky’s Dream - Teenage Fanclub
The Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzie
2-4-6-8 Motorway - Tom Robinson Band
Cocain - Traditional
Nine Pound Hammer - Traditional
You Are My Sunshine - Traditional
Handle With Care - The Travelling Wilburys
Route 66 - Bobby Troupe
Hang Me, Oh Hang Me - Dave Van Ronk
I Hope That I Don’t Fall In Love With You - Tom Waits
Fisherman’s Blues - The Waterboys
Jackie Wilson - (Your Live Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher
Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill Withers
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Harvest Moon - Neil Young
Heart of Gold - Neil Young
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
Small changes in timing shouldn’t be a problem. Just let me know about any changes and I’ll do my best to make sure things run smoothly.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
I am happy to play music through my PA system before and between sets, but please let me know in advance so I bring the correct cables. Music after my set is possible, but would likely incite an extra charge.
How much time do you need to set up?
Usually I need only 15-20 minutes from arrival to be ready to play. This might increase depending on venue access and distance to parking areas for loading.
Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?
I tend not to work from a specific setlist and always try to choose the songs I play from the reaction in the room. I am always happy to incorporate any specific songs you need for the event and take requests on the night whenever possible.
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
Yes. I am alway self contained in terms of instruments and equipment needed. Should the venue have an in house system that they prefer me to use, I am happy to liaise with them to make sure we have everything needed to make the night work.
Can you learn song requests before the event?
Of course. I am happy to learn pretty much anything, given enough advance warning. There may be some songs I can’t play, perhaps due to the original being sung way out of my range or having an arrangement that will not work well in solo acoustic guitar. I’ll always do my best to make it work or find and suggest great alternatives.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
I am often complemented on my choice of songs and being able to set the right mood.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
Too many to mention. I have performed all over the UK in all kinds of places, from regular music venues to country homes, converted churches, outdoor festivals, big stages and small. I have enough experience to cope with performing pretty much anywhere.
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
I am very influenced by guitar-driven folk players like John Martin, Bert Jansch or Nick Drake. I listen to a wide variety of music though and am happy to try my hand at anything.
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
I have had performances recorded for BBC television and performed live on radio.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£100|
|Up to 1 hour||£150|
|Up to 2 hours||£250|
|Up to 3 hours||£350|
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